Windy is more than a nickname for one representative

  They call him Mike “Windy” Brandenburg for good reason. The Republican representative out of Edgeley is one of the biggest proponents of wind energy development at the legislature. And he has a long-winded way of telling you about it.…
Hecker wins at Masonic Lodge

    Daphne Hecker of Killdeer was the $200 bingo blackout jackpot winner at the Killdeer Masonic Lodge. The Masons have hosted Bingo each year during the winter months on Sunday afternoons for the last four years. The local Masons…
Killdeer notches marks at Badlands Conference meet

Staff Report Killdeer’s boys finished fourth in the recent Badlands Conference track meet, while the girls placed fifth. Kacen Gartner grabbed a pair of seconds in the 100 and 200 meter races. Dylan Tabor picked up a third in the…
Steffan follows family tradition, signs with DSU

  Elissa Steffan has been watched for more than a year. It paid off May 1 when the Killdeer senior signed with Dickinson State University to become a member of the Blue Hawk volleyball program.   By Brad Mosher The…
DAKOTA DATEBOOK

  Spanish-American War written by Merry Helm May 13, 2019 — This essay is dedicated to Everett Albers. He was the executive director of the ND Humanities Council since its inception in 1973 until his death. He co-authored, with Jerome…
HAT TIPS: Happy something Mayo ….

    Hello, Happy seis de Mayo! Seis de Mayo is the day after cinco de Mayo. Not many people celebrate it, but I do. It is one day closer to the Miles City Bucking Horse Sale. Yesterday was cinco…
Omdahl:  File Your Claim for Reparations…

    Before launching into our main topic this week, I want to demonstrate that if you hang around long enough you can see history repeat itself, case in point: federal revenue sharing.   By Lloyd Omdahl     Back…
Legislative update: Senate District 4

      Hello everyone! This is my final summary report of the 2019 legislative session. Please contact me if you’d like a more detailed report. First, the budget. I voted against a fair share of budget bills for various…
Country Neighbors – Spring 2019

View the online version of our Spring 2019 Country Neighbors publication here! Just click in the center of the image to view. 
HOSA Indian Taco Feed funding trip to Nationals

      Staff Report More than 200 people were at the Indian Taco Feed fundraiser Sunday at High Plains Community Center. It was to help fund travel costs for the HOSA members who qualified for the upcoming nationals in…
Cookin’ up business in Halliday

          JodeO’s is something special in the small town of Halliday. It is a diner. But much, much more, according to the owner.     By Brad Mosher The Herald   It is also one of…
Dakota Datebook

Mr. Giveaway written by Merry Helm May 6, 2019 — McLean County is named for John A. McLean, the first mayor of Bismarck. Today we’re talking about one of his sons, Harry, who was born in Bismarck in 1883 and…
Legislative update: Senate District 4

    Jordan   District 4 Senator   Hello everyone, the legislative session is over, as we adjourned Sine Die at 10:04 PM Friday night the 26th. My plan is to write a summary report of the session next week.…
Legislative update: House District 4

      By Terry Jones Representative     Across the Finish Line!! It has been such an honor to serve District 4 as your legislator for the 66th legislative session in Bismarck. The last finale for me was pushing…
Hansen leads girls to key victory in home track opener

      Staff Report Killdeer easily won the girls team title April 25 at the Cowboys first home track meet, scoring 130.5 points. Bowman County was second with 80 points. Stanley was third with 88 points, edging Mott-Regent/New England…
Omdahl:  Just Kick the Can Down the Road…

    By Lloyd Omdahl For centuries, philosophers have tried to rationalize the underpinnings of governments. We are supposed to be in some make-believe contract to bond together for mutual security, shared services, negotiating conflict and keeping the peace. Even…
HAT TIPS: Too many boards….

    Hello, Do you ever think about boards? There are a lot of boards. Oh, not the 2×4 or 2×6 boards. But like the barber board, the hairdresser board, the board of animal health…the list can go on forever.…